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Hundreds of Wigan health workers plan to escalate strikes against outsourcing

19 June 2018
Hundreds of health workers resisting the threat of outsourcing in Wigan borough plan to launch a five-day strike from Thursday of next week.

May’s ‘Brexit dividend’ NHS funding plan backfires and creates chaos in the Tories

18 June 2018
Theresa May’s pledge to boost NHS funding through a £20 billion “Brexit dividend” backfired spectacularly on Monday.

Wigan health striker says, ‘Join protest to keep the NHS public’ as five-day strike looms

15 June 2018
A march in London on 30 June can help take on the Tories’ plans to push outsourcing and privatisation in the NHS ahead of the service’s 70th birthday, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Bedside robots are no replacement for NHS funding and human workforce

12 June 2018
Seventy years since it was founded, the NHS is in crisis.

Reports round up: Big march for NHS in Oxford

12 June 2018
Workers at TGI Fridays delivered a letter to the business minister Greg Clark on Tuesday.

Health workers vote to accept NHS below-inflation pay deal

12 June 2018
Health workers in England and Wales have accepted a below-inflation pay deal cobbled together by the Tories, unions and NHS bosses.

Confident mood on big picket line as Wigan NHS staff strike against outsourcing

08 June 2018
Confidence reigned on the picket lines as hospital workers across Wigan Borough began their second 48-hour walkout on Friday.

Get behind NHS strike in Wigan

05 June 2018
Hundreds of hospital porters, cleaners and other support staff are ramping up their fight against a dangerous new form of privatisation.

Biggest strike against privatisation in years—Road to Wigan Cheer

29 May 2018
The NHS is threatened with a new form of privatisation. The rise of the wholly-owned subsidiary is bosses’ latest wheeze to sell off hospitals in England through the back door. But hundreds of workers in Lancashire are striking back. Tomáš Tengely-Evans joined the picket line in Wigan

Storm over student mental health crisis

28 May 2018
Hundreds of students joined a March for Mental Health in Bristol last Friday demanding that the university improves its mental health services.

The war on sugar lets food firms off the hook

25 May 2018
It looks like the food industry is winning the first battle in the war over sugar in food. 

Wigan NHS workers strike back against the outsourcers

23 May 2018
Hundreds of the lowest-paid hospital workers took to the picket lines across Wigan on Wednesday. It marked the first day of a 48-hour strike by Unison and Unite union members against outsourcing.

Strike against the Wigan healthcare selloff

22 May 2018
The fight to stop outsourcing in Wigan, Wrightington and Leigh (WWL) NHS Trust is gaining momentum.

Back this health workers’ fight to stop outsourcing

14 May 2018
An inspiring battle by a group of Lancashire NHS workers can help roll back the tide of privatisation in the health service, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Wigan porters push for a strike

08 May 2018
Hundreds of low-paid hospital workers facing the threat of outsourcing in Lancashire have voted overwhelmingly for strikes.

The Troublemaker - Number of people going to hospital for hunger triples

01 May 2018
The number of people who are so malnourished they have to go to hospital has more than tripled in the last ten years.

Say no to new scheme to privatise NHS jobs in Leeds

24 April 2018
Health workers in Leeds are fighting plans to outsource over 2,000 jobs to an arms-length company.

Reports round-up: Anger grows over pay and cuts in Scotland

17 April 2018
Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon was under pressure to stump up more money for public sector workers as she addressed the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) on Monday.

Keep up the fight to reject the NHS pay deal

17 April 2018
Delegates at the Unison union health conference in Brighton this week voted by two to one for the leadership’s motion to recommend the government’s pay offer.

The Troublemaker - Hunt was so busy cutting he forgot how many flats he had

17 April 2018
Jeremy Hunt, who is apparently still the health secretary, failed to declare his involvement in a scheme involving seven flats in Southampton.

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